Category Archives: 4.4 Information Management
Information management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling the storage, transfer, or processing of information in order to provide resources for learning.
Project #2 asked us to create a podcast. I decided to create a Tiger Talk Podcast as we are the Erie High School Tigers. The purpose of the podcast is to serve as a portable audio version of the news portion of our website. Parents and students can access the podcast on their phone and listen to the informational podcast as they workout, drive, etc.
This is going to be a weekly podcast informing the Erie community of the events going on at the school. Students and/or parents can ask questions and those questions can be answered on this podcast. Questions can be phoned in to the office or sent via email to the school webmaster. If there are no questions asked for that week, the podcast will share any new news and events.
I would like to create one for my boys tennis team as well. My plan is to call it Tiger Tennis News and send it via group text to all of my parents and players. If I get it done before Tuesday, I will post that one as well.
The link to my podcast is here.
2.2 Audiovisual Technologies: Audiovisual technologies are ways to produce or deliver materials by using mechanical devices or electronic machines to present auditory and visual messages.
In this project, we clearly used auditory messages to create a podcast.
4.4 Information Management: Information management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling the storage, transfer, or processing of information in order to provide resources for learning.
In this project, we were required to upload our mp3 file to dropbox. This allowed us to store the file and gave us the capability of sharing as well.
This was a great assignment to work through with my students. The assignment took the basic HTML and CSS skills we learned in assignments 1 and 2 and took it to another level. We added the concept of floating text as well as developing a website that was easy to follow. The Netiquette Page was created to display guidelines for proper internet use.
The concept of RSS feeds is a new tool for me believe it or not. I had an idea of what it was but had never contemplated using it in my classroom and had never used it personally. So, how can I use it in my own classroom and in my own school?
- The creation of my Learning Log has convinced me to have my own Computer Science students create a blog for reflection and turning in their work. Beginning next week, I am going to teach students how to create a WordPress blog and have them create a post for each assignment. They are to link their assignments and reflect on the purpose of the particular assignment. Where do RSS feeds come in? I can subscribe to the RSS feeds of each student’s blog and I will have all of their assignments in one place (instead of having to go to each blog). I can see all assignments in one place by grouping the feeds accordingly.
- As our school webmaster, I absolutely need to put a RSS feed link on my website. It is crazy I haven’t done so as of yet! This feed will allow parents/readers to check all new updates of the website in one place instead of having to browse through the entire website all the time.
- RSS feeds can be used to keep up to date on the most recent world events. For classes such as Social Studies, this concept can be utilized very well to have students keep up on current events by having feeds to their favorite news websites.
- If students have a particular project in class that they are required research to complete, they can use a RSS feed to help them. This will give them the most up-to-to-date information they can get as the feed will be available as soon as the article is posted.
How does this assignment align to AECT standards?
This assignment utilizes 1.1.3 which has developed a skill using electronic communication (sharing feeds). It also uses 2.3 and 2.4 by organizing information found online into a database to create a singular location to find information needed on a particular topic.
This assignment utilized Standard 4.4 and Standard 2 by assessing our ability to utilize technology to organize and share information electronically.